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Setting Up Your CS Account

  • Use of CS department labs and accounts is subject to the Account Policies & Lab Rules
  • Follow these instructions carefully before asking for help

Reset your CS account password

  1. Go to an account kiosk (near TMCB 1140 and 1119) or visit https://accounts.cs.byu.edu/ in your browser
    1. If you see a pop-up login request like the one on the right, click “Cancel” until it disappears (it usually takes two clicks). Logging into the pop-up will not work
    2. Once the page loads the main login page, proceed
  2. Log in with your default CS credentials
    1. Username: your BYU Net ID
    2. Password: by default, your 9-digit BYU ID number
      1. If you have previously set a CS account password and can remember it, use it here
      2. Otherwise, use your 9-digit BYU ID number. For example, Cosmo Cougar would use “123456789”
      3. Neither of these working? Make sure there isn’t a space in the “username” or “password” field
      4. Still not working? Ask a sysadmin to reset your password. Either:
        1. Bring your BYU ID card to TMCB 1140, or
        2. Submit a support ticket at https://support.cs.byu.edu (for verification purposes, include your Net ID, ID number, and birth date)
  3. Fill out the form to reset your password (as shown to the right)
    1. Current password: the password you just entered in Step 2
    2. OTP: leave this field blank
    3. New/verify password: your new password, which must meet the password requirements (listed below)
  4. Wait until the “Authenticating…” at the top of the screen disappears
    1. Once you see a screen that says “User Information”, then your account is working normally!
  5. Click your name in the top-right corner, then select “Logout”
  6. Questions or problems? Ask your TA's or contact the System Administrators

Password Requirements

Your new password must meet these requirements:

  • At least 8 characters long
  • Include 3 of these 4 character groups:
    • Capital letters
    • Lower-case letters
    • Numbers
    • Special characters (including spaces)

For more information, refer to the Account Password Policy

setting-up-your-account-with-the-cs-authentication-system.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/03 13:57 by mtb76